competitor research

Holiday sales post-Black Friday: The best is yet to come

Did your small business have lackluster sales on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday? Don’t worry. The rest of the holiday shopping season promises to be very kind to brick-and-mortar shops.

Dec 03, 2021

Important market research questions to ask before starting a new business

In this 5-minute read: Market research questions to ask before starting your business Questions to ask your target audience What …

Jan 16, 2020

Chamber of commerce basics: what they do and why you should join

In this 9-minute read: What is a chamber of commerce? What does it mean to join a chamber of commerce? …

Jan 08, 2020

Is the holiday shopping season the biggest time of year for local clothing shops?

The holiday shopping season is huge for retail businesses of all shapes and sizes, but what about clothing shops? Do …

Oct 28, 2019

9 helpful blogs for your retail business

In this 5-minute read: Learn from the experts Free online resources for retailers  Running your own business can become a …

Sep 25, 2019

Is online shopping killing Main Street? These 3 facts prove brick-and-mortar retail isn’t going anywhere

In this 8-minute read: What percentage of retail sales happen in a physical store Why the death of retail is …

Jun 05, 2019

The top 5 things every small business should include in their Google Business listing

In this 6-minute read, learn the 5 tips to help: Optimize your Google Business listing Improve your local ranking on …

Apr 23, 2019

Introducing the Small Business Almanac

The first-ever Small Business Almanac provides the best view of consumer spending trends in all 50 states and across nearly 20 industry categories.

Apr 17, 2018

When are the busiest times for legal and financial businesses?

Take a look at daily, weekly, and monthly sales trends and seasonality for legal and financial businesses across America.

Apr 11, 2018

4 big things: why independent bookstores thrive, why customers dump you, and more

Our top tips this week from small business experts around the Web.

Apr 05, 2018

When are people spending money at local, independent bookstores?

Take a look at daily, weekly, and monthly sales trends and seasonality for local bookstores across America

Apr 04, 2018

3 misconceptions small business owners have about online review management

Managing your online business presence doesn’t have to be complicated or time-consuming, in fact, much of it can be automated.

Apr 02, 2018

Analysis: Easter lays an egg for independent retailers

Easter’s just around the corner, which means it’s time to see what revenue bump local retailers might expect this year.

Mar 30, 2018

The modern business owner’s approach to competitor research

It’s never been easier for small business owners to understand their local market and compare against local competitors.

Mar 26, 2018

5 states where restaurant sales spike during Spring Break

Not every state experiences the revenue lift for restaurants during Spring Break, but those that do see significant increases.

Mar 15, 2018

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